Prayers of the rosary
Prayers of the rosary

Prayers of the rosary

Prayers before, and through the rosary

Use these prayers as you step through the rosary – the easy to follow drawing at the bottom of this page will show you which prayers you say where. You may find it easier to pray alongside Fr. Matthew in this video as you get used to the words and rhythm.

Sign of the Cross

In the name of the Father,
and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit.

The Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty, 
creator of heaven and earth. 
I believe in Jesus Christ, 
his only Son, our Lord, 
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, 
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried; 
he descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven,
he is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and he will come to judge the living and the dead. 

I believe in the Holy Spirit, 
the holy catholic Church, 
the communion of saints, 
the forgiveness of sins, 
the resurrection of the body, 
and the life everlasting. 

Our Father

Our Father, 
who art in heaven, 
hallowed be thy name; 
thy kingdom come; 
thy will be done;
on earth as it is in heaven. 

Give us this day our daily bread. 
And forgive us our trespasses, 
as we forgive those
who trespass against us. 
And lead us not into temptation; 
but deliver us from evil.

Hail Mary

Hail Mary, full of grace,
the Lord is with thee;
blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners now
and at the hour of our death.

Glory Be

Glory be to the Father and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit;

as it was in the beginning is now
and ever shall be, world without end. 

Prayers after the rosary

Hail, Holy Queen

Hail, holy Queen, mother of Mercy.
Hail, our life, our sweetness and our hope.
To thee do we cry,
poor banished children of Eve;
to thee do we send up our sighs,
mourning and weeping,
in this vale of tears.
Turn then, most gracious advocate,
thine eyes of mercy toward us;
and after this our exile, show unto us
the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
O clement, O loving,
O sweet virgin Mary.

O God,
whose only-begotten Son, 
by his life, death, and resurrection 
has purchased for us 
the rewards of eternal life; 
grant, we beseech you,
that we who meditate on these mysteries 
of the most holy Rosary
of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 
may imitate what they contain, 
and obtain what they promise; 
through the same Christ our Lord.